Oracle has warned that the analytics features of its ZFS storage appliances can result in “unresponsive” systems.
The post linked to above opens with Oracle staffer Matt Barnson stating “I’ve received a number of questions about analytics and the problems they cause for the Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance.”
There’s nothing wrong with Oracle’s analytics – Barnson reckons they’re a great reason to consider a ZFS appliance – but it appears owners of the appliances may be abusing them. “From takeover times to unresponsive systems, it’s possible for a customer to cause their appliance numerous challenges by invoking analytics without a care for the system cost,” Barnson writes.
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